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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 1703 days ago 4764 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After many months in the planning, designing, and reding on other peoples builds of air cleaners, the day before Thanksgiving I came upon an ad on craigslist of a JDS Air-Tech 2000 Model 750. I figured that if I was to build one – it would end up costing about as much as the JDS model, but will not have the same filtration quality, it’ll be heavier (wood construction as opposed to metal frame), and it’ll take me time to build it. time that could be used to build woodworking projects. time that I scarcely have as of late.

I called the guy the day after Thanksgiving weekend, and was told it’s still available, and so I went there after work to check it out. The Air cleaner was WAAAAAY bigger than I had expected. somehow reading the specs of it online doesn’t really do it justice. its BIG. The unit seemed to be in good shape, with some dust in it which is a good thing in this case. needless to say, I took it.

The JDS Air-Tech 2000 750 model has 3 speeds selectable with a dial switch, or with a pull chain. it came with an electrostatic pre-filter which is washable. a bag filter, and a 3rd difuser filter which is stated to have no expiration:

JDS Air-Tech 2000 Model 750

I guess this is the older version, as it does not come with a timer, or a remote control. but I can always get an electric outlet timer to accommodate for that, and I don’t have to worry about batteries for the remote as I don’t spend much time in the ‘shop’ lately anyways, so anything with batteries will not last long.

I vacuumed the filters clean(er) and next step would be to hang this on the beams in the garage and connect it to the lights power line.

very happy to have this upgrade, and not have to worry about having to build one and what not.

does anyone have experience with this air cleaner? what is your take on this? anything I should be looking for? anything I should check? keep attention to?

while I was taking the photo, I also took a picture of the painted doughnut that I made for the Winn DC filter as when I posted the blog about the conversion/installation process of that cartridge filter, I didn’t had it painted yet:

Painted MDF doughnut

Thanks for reading,
☮ Peace.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.



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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1703 days ago

Looks like your lungs should be celebrating Thanksgiving. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BlankMan

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#2 posted 1703 days ago

Nice find! I too was going to build one at first, with ducted pickups throughout the shop, bought a big 4 speed industrial blower, now sitting up in the rafters in the garage for 10 years. :) I did the same thing, I wired the two I have to a wall switch and a timer so I can turn them on while I’m there then leave them running for a while after I’m done and they shut off.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Alonso

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#3 posted 1703 days ago

Nice, I whish I could own something similar, I know my lungs will be happy to have it, but how you dare setting that monster in top of your R4511!!!! ;)

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 1703 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

Charlie – actually my lungs couldn’t make it for the thanksgiving dinner, but they RVSP for the holidays in Dec.

Curt – so did you end up building something with a blower? or is that an industrial air cleaner? would love to see pics of what it’s setup as.

Alonso – I’m pretty sure it scratched the beejeesus out of the granite as I put it on there, luckily, Im not anal about scratches. as long as it’s in 1 piece.

for what it’s worth, I don’t think it’ll see much use currently. but for the price. I figured later on it would be a good investment.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1703 days ago

Very nice!!

Somebody CraigsListed TWO of the Grizzly versions a month ago. Sounds like her father passed on, and she was cleaning house. I hesitated and missed them. Something like $125/each.

While I’m pretty impressed with my $20 box fan and 3M Filtrete filter … I can only imagine how much better a “proper” air cleaner would do.

Neil
Still awaiting scheduling from the electrician ;-)

-- -- Neil

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1703 days ago

Thanks Neil, I had a box fan as a ‘temp’ minimal solution while I conjure something better, but its just far different than a large blower air cleaner, you realize that the moment you turn on the switch on both of those. I highly recommend either getting one (CL deals) or building something with a furnace blower – which was my original plan.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 1703 days ago

Great. I’ve got the box fan thing I built but I’m sure it’s not nearly as effective as the unit you’ve got. I’ve seriously got to think about buying or building one. Long term exposer can’t be good.
take care.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 1703 days ago

Thanks Dan.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BlankMan

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#9 posted 1703 days ago

PurpLev, it’s a blower like you find in furnaces just a bit bigger. Didn’t build anything with it, landed up getting two Trend-Lines 12” square air cleaners like you got. 12” so I could mount them up between the joists so I wouldn’t bang my head.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1703 days ago

Good find Sharon enjoy.

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 1703 days ago

Thanks!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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khop

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#12 posted 1703 days ago

PurpleV, I have had the remote control version for a few years now. It works great as long as you clean the static filter regularly. I needed it this last Saturday when I blew the dust out of my overhead heater. It cleaned the shop air quickly. I also run it when I spray laquer. It catches the floating particles and helps keep me from getting high. You did good, congrats.
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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PurpLev

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#13 posted 1703 days ago

Thanks khop... thats good to know. so it keeps you from getting high? ... not sure I like that idea… lol

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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dbhost

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#14 posted 1703 days ago

While no price paid was given above that I noticed, this looks an awful lot like a gloat…

I am planning on an air cleaner build in the near future, the commercial ones are nice, but I want to make sure I can get off the shelf replacement filters, preferrably the 3M Filtrete Ultra Allergen (.3 micron) filters. I can get those reasonably inexpensive online by the case…

The question is, are there any commercially available air cleaners that use standard HVAC filter sizes?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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PurpLev

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#15 posted 1703 days ago

I guess this would be considered a gloat. I just don’t like to be too flashy… although the price I paid for the cleaner was close to the price of a new filter…

I don’t think the commercial air cleaners sized to take standard HVac filters (which is what I have on my box fan currently as well). and I believe this is done for marketing reasons (they do want to sell their products and make money too). for what it’s worth. the electrostatic filter has a warranty of 10 years. so it seem to justify it’s price ($49) as the HVac filters do need to be replaced (As far as I know – stated on the packaging itself) which adds up. looking at the construction of this air cleaner, and the filters, I don’t think they would need replacement too often. which wouldn’t add up much.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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